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Table 1 Overview of GET.ON Mood Enhancer lessons

From: GET.ON Mood Enhancer: efficacy of Internet-based guided self-help compared to psychoeducation for depression: an investigator-blinded randomised controlled trial

Session Topic Content
1 Psychoeducation • Information about symptoms, causes and types of depression
• Role of motivation
• Introduction of the mood and activity diary
2 Behavioural activation (BA) I • Relationship between activities and depression
• Introduction of daily activity scheduling
3 Behavioural activation (BA) II • Reflection on experiences with newly acquired skills and on activities/behaviour that might have influenced the mood (from now on in every session at the beginning)
• Coping with difficulties with regard to daily activity scheduling
• Goal setting for the upcoming days
• Additional: sleeping problems
4 Problem-solving techniques (PST) I • BA: reflection of goal attainment and goal setting for the upcoming days
• PST: distinction between solvable and unsolvable problems
• PST: introduction of 6-step PST procedure: (1) defining the problem, (2) defining the goal, (3) brainstorming about possible solutions and choosing the best one, (4) making a plan how to implement this solution, (5) putting the solution into practice, and (6) evaluating the outcome.
• PST: choosing one personal problem, filling out steps 1 to 4, step 5 as homework
5 Problem-solving techniques (PST) II • BA: reflection of goal attainment and goal setting for the upcoming days
• PST: deepening the 6-step procedure: step 6 of the 6-step procedure: evaluating outcome; depending on the evaluation: coping with difficulties, revising steps 1 to 4 or choosing another problem
• Additional: stop-worrying techniques
6 Relapse prevention • BA: reflection goal attainment and goal setting for the future
• PST: step 6 of the 6-step procedure: evaluating outcome
• Evaluation: summarising gains and learned strategies
• Developing an individual relapse prevention plan
• Information about further healthcare services